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I trust that you are staying healthy and safe and that your first week back in Term 2 has been a positive one.
There has been a number of missed opportunities for our communication over the months of March and April and I have not been in touch through this platform due to complex circumstances since the outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, I did not share through this blog educational ideas for the welcoming of springtime in March in Greece and did not send out photos, wishes and teaching resources for the commemoration of this year’s Greek Independence Day and Feast of the Annunciation of Theotokos on 25 March. I would like to extend now, however, a “Χριστός Ανέστη” wish to all of you for the recent feast of the Orthodox Christian Easter Sunday, and wishes for the double celebration in the Greek tradition of “Πρωτομαγιά”, May Day, and Labour Day, last Friday (i.e. 1 May 2020). I hope May Day, as a day that corresponds with the peak of the flower season in Greece, also brings experiences of renewal to all of us during these unparalleled times.
Take care, I will stay connected!
Dr Maria Harissi
Greek Language Adviser
Learning and Teaching Directorate, NSW Department of Education
Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Athens, Greece
Greek Education Office of Australia and N.Zealand, Melbourne, Australia
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